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TU Track and Field Wins Three Events at the Wildcat Invitational Saturday

Track and Field won three events -women's 3,000-meter run, men's 800-meter run and the men's 3,000-meter run
Track and Field won three events -women's 3,000-meter run, men's 800-meter run and the men's 3,000-meter run
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Jan. 18, 2014

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MANHATTAN, Kan. - The University of Tulsa track and field team won three events at the Wildcat Invitational on Saturday.

On the women's side, Rachel Baptista won the 3,000-meter run with a time of 10:00.15, followed by Janessa Dunn, who finished second with time of 10:14.37.

On the men's side, sophomore Jake McDonnell won the 800-meter run with a time of 1:58.30, followed by junior Aaron Thornburg, who finished second with a time of 1:59.10.

Senior Emmett Cookson won the 3,000-meter run with a time of 8:45.22, followed by freshman Nick Criser, who finished third with a time of 8:55.18 and Kirk Smith, who finished with a time of 9:00.91.

Freshman Otugo Ananaba set a personal-best in the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.93 seconds, while freshman Paul Akintade also set a personal-best with a time of 7.20 seconds and finished ninth. Freshman Andre Brown finished 10th with a time of 7.26 and senior Andrew Jameson finished 12th with a time of 7.36.

Freshman Elijah Silva led TU in the 600-yard run with a fourth place finish with a time of 1:13.43, followed by David Anderson, who finished fifth with a time of 1:17.56.

Sophomore Simon Greiner led TU with a second-place finish in the 1,000-meter run with a time of 2:24.86, which is the second fastest time in school history, followed by junior Danny Thater, who finished fourth with a time of 2:28.40.

Senior Brian Tabb recorded a fourth place finish in the one-mile run with a time of 4:14.99, while junior Colt Johnson finished fourth in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.76 seconds. Johnson also finished fourth in the shot put with a throw of 8.74 meters and eighth in the long jump with a jump of 6.07 meters.

Akintade led TU in the long jump with a jump of 6.41 meters, followed by sophomore Bryce Robinson with a jump of 6.09 meters and Brown with a 5.95-meter jump.

Freshman Austin Hostetler record a 1.81-meter long jump and finished seventh, while TU finished second, fourth and fifth in the relay. TU's relay team of Jameson, Robinson, Silva and sophomore Isaac Sanders finished second with a time of 3:19.01, while Brown, Ananaba, Akintade and Johnson finished fourth with a time of 3:26.43 and Anderson, Tabb, Greiner and Thornburg finished fifth with a time of 3:32.72.

On the women's side, senior Audrey Jean-Baptiste finished second in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.81 seconds, while freshman Roos-Sanne Claassen finished fifth with a time of 8.10 seconds. Freshman Cydney Fogle finished eighth with a time of 8.22 seconds, followed by Alex Lyons, who finished ninth with a time of 8.41 seconds.

Sophomore Olivia O'Hare finished third in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:17.49, followed by Katie Killeen, who finished fifth with a time of 2:26.31.

Junior Brandi Kreig led TU in the 1,000-meter run with a third place finish with a time of 2:54.48, followed by junior Natasha Cockram, who finished seventh with a time of 3:00.36.

Sophomore Emily Dunn finished fourth in the one-mile run with a time of 5:04.15, followed by freshman Clara Langley, who finished with a time of 5:13.20.

Freshman Elizabeth Lothamer finished eighth with a time of 9.56 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles, sixth in the long jump with a 4.51-meter jump and fifth in the shot put with a throw of 8.97 meters.

The Golden Hurricane finished second and sixth in the 4x400 relay. TU's relay team of senior Katherine Camp, Claassen, Lyons and Jean-Baptiste finished second with a time of 3:46.13 and the relay team of Fogle, Lothamer, O'Hare and Cockram finished sixth with a time of 4:13.30.

The Golden Hurricane takes a weekend off before heading to Fayetteville, Ark., for the Razorback Invite from Jan. 31-Feb. 1.

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Wildcat Invitational Results

Men's

60-Meter Dash

5. Otugo Ananaba - 6.93

9. Paul Akintade - 7.20

10. Andre Brown - 7.26

12. Andrew Jameson - 7.36

600-Yard Run

4. Elijah Silva - 1:13.43

5. David Anderson - 1:17.56

800-Meter Run

1. Jake McDonnell - 1:58.30

2. Aaron Thornburg - 1:59.10

1,000-Meter Run

2. Simon Greiner - 2.24.86

4. Danny Thater - 2:28.40

One-Mile Run

4. Brian Tabb - 4:14.99

3,000-Meter Run

1. Emmett Cookson - 8:45.22

3. Nick Criser - 8:55.18

5. Kirk Smith - 9:00.91

60-Meter Hurdles

4. Colt Johnson - 8.76

4x400 Relay

2. Tulsa (Andrew Jameson, Bryce Robinson, Elijah Silva, Isaac Sanders) - 3:19.01

4. Tulsa (Andre Brown, Otugo Ananaba, Paul Akintade, Colt Johnson) - 3:26.43

5. Tulsa (David Anderson, Brian Tabb, Simon Greiner, Aaron Thornburg) - 3:32.72

High Jump

7. Austin Hostetler - 1.81 meters (5-11.25)

Long Jump

5. Paul Akintade - 6.41 meters (21-00.50)

7. Bryce Robinson - 6.09 meters (19.11-75)

8. Colt Johnson - 6.07 meters (19-11.00)

9. Andre Brown - 5.95 meters (19-06.25)

Shot Put

4. Colt Johnson - 8.74 meters (28-08.25)

Women's

60-Meter Dash

2. Audrey Jean-Baptiste - 7.81

5. Roos-Sanne Claassen - 8.10

8. Cydney Fogle - 8.22

9. Alex Lyons - 8.41

800-Meter Run

3. Olivia O'Hare - 2:17.49

5. Katie Killeen - 2:26.31

1,000-Meter Run

3. Brandi Krieg - 2:54.48

7. Natasha Cockram - 3:00.36

One-Mile Run

4. Emily Dunn - 5:04.16

9. Clara Langley - 5:13.20

3,000-Meter Run

1. Rachel Baptista - 10:00.15

2. Janessa Dunn - 10:14.37

60-Meter Hurdles

8. Elizabeth Lothamer - 9.56

4x400 Relay

2. Tulsa (Katherine Camp, Roos-Sanne Claassen, Alex Lyons, Audrey Jean-Baptiste) 3:46.13

6. Tulsa (Cydney Fogle, Elizabeth Lothamer, Olivia O'Hare, Natasha Cockram) 4:13.30

Long Jump

6. Elizabeth Lothamer - 4.51 meters (14-09.75)

Shot Put

5. Elizabeth Lothamer - 8.97 meters (29-05.25)